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Juneau fire called to Oak Grove blaze

August 4, 2018

OAK GROVE -- Multiple departments were called to a house fire in the town of Oak Grove late Thursday night.

Juneau Fire Chief Curt Ninmann said his department was called at 11:36 p.m. for a house fire at N5282 County Highway A.

According to a release, reports from the Dodge County Communication Center and a Dodge County deputy on the scene it was confirmed there were flames coming from two rooms in the back of the house with heavy smoke.

Ninmann said as Juneau Fire units were headed to the scene a call was put out for additional units such as Beaver Dam, Clyman, Reeseville, Hustisford Mayville and Horicon. Juneau and Watertown EMS crews were also at the fire scene to help watch over the firefighters.

Initial knockdown of the fire came within the first 30 minutes of fire crews arriving. Ninmann said the house had multiple roof layers that made it difficult as the fire spread to the attic and roof. Fire units were on scene until 3:30 a.m. overhauling the roof and rooms and putting out any hot spots.

All incoming units were used for fire operations, overhaul and water shuttle operations. There was also a Rapid Intervention Team standing by to rescue a firefighter in trouble. RIT is dispatched to most structure fires, and is on many first alarm assignments.

The home sustained damage throughout the first and second floors along with roof damage. Ninmann said there is no cost estimate of damages. The homeowners were displaced, but were able to secure shelter for the evening. The homeowner was transported to Beaver Dam Community Hospital as a precaution.

County Highway A in the town of Oak Grove was closed until 3:30 a.m.

There were no injuries to firefighters.

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